High School Completion program for youth, ages 16-19, with a vocational component that provides training in demand occupations.
Students participate in academic instruction on State approved software in a technology based classroom for half a day, and receive vocational training during the remainder of the school day.
Students may elect to participate in building trades, computer technology or patient care technician training.
Now enrolling for the fall 2013 school year! For more information call: 313.701.0307
SER Metro-Detroit began to operate the SER Learning Academy (SLA) in 2008 as part of our efforts to keep youth in school and transform their paths for the future.
The SER Learning Academy, in partnership with EMG/Empowerment Academy, was established as a virtual high school for youth ages 16-19. The school is unique in that it is tailored to the needs of each student, combines classroom instruction with technology, and enables students to learn a trade while in school.
SER Learning Academy is structured so that students participate in academic instruction in the classroom and on the computer for half of the day and in hands-on vocational training for the remainder of the school day. Students may select from building trades, computer technology, or patient care technician classes as a career path. Academic instruction is inclusive of all core subject areas required for graduation and uses a State-approved curriculum. School personnel also provide students with career and academic counseling and assistance with the transition into higher education or employment.
Highlights of the 2009-2010 school year included
- Patient Care Technician students became CPR and First Aid certified! They were trained in both adult and infant CPR and first aid procedures.
- Selected SLA students had the opportunity to attend a U of M campus tour with the YPLP program. College recruiters from University of Phoenix also visited all the students to encourage them to continue in their studies.
- The final project for Building Trades students was to build and finish individual bookcases that they were able to take home upon completion. Many of the students were excited to be able to give their hand built bookcases to their mothers for Mother’s Day. The mothers were pretty happy as well!
- The 2009-2010 school year ended on May 27th, 2010, with a number of successful graduates trying on their caps and gowns and preparing for higher education and/or employment. A lovely and joyful graduation ceremony was held at Hazel Park High School.